Cycling has grown massively in popularity in recent years, with Great Britain’s achievements at major championships inspiring thousands of people to take up riding.
The professional cycling calendar attracts huge interest throughout the year, with the best riders competing in races in towns and cities across the country.
Read on for our top four events worth visiting in 2018.
Tour de Yorkshire
This year’s event will take place over four days in early May across the White Rose county.
Sheffield, Leeds and Ilkley are amongst the destinations on this year’s route for an event that attracted over two million spectators in 2017.
Around £64 million was generated for the Yorkshire economy, while the action was also beamed live in 180 countries and attracted 9.7 million global TV viewers on Eurosport and ITV alone.
The 2018 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire will take in all four corners of the county, visiting 169 villages, towns and cities along the way.
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Ryedale Grand Prix
First promoted by British Cycling’s Yorkshire region in 2005, the Ryedale Grand Prix has featured as the National Road Race Championship in 2005, 2008 and in 2012.
In 2013 the event moved to Ampleforth Abbey, since when the magnificent grounds have played host to some thrilling racing during August, across a setting that provides iconic photos and lasting memories.
Nestling between the City of York and Heritage Coastline, Ryedale is a diverse and beautiful area of spectacular scenery, bustling market towns, dale and hill farms, and picturesque villages.
European Cycling Championships
Cycling history will be made at Glasgow 2018 with the European Cycling Championships in four different disciplines taking place in the same city simultaneously for the first time ever in August.
Around 800 of the best cyclists from Track, Road, BMX and Mountain Biking will go head-to-head with one goal in mind – to become champion of Europe.
Glasgow is famed for its culture and shopping, making it the perfect base to enjoy Scotland’s famous hospitality.
Otley Town Centre Races
The Otley Town Centre Races remain the most prestigious event in the British racing calendar, with past winners including Mark Cavendish and Chris Walker.
Now in its 33rd year, the race in June is set to carry on the long tradition of world class racing in Otley for both men and women.
Otley’s own World Champion Lizzie Armitstead won the ladies event in 2014 and more star names are expected to take part this time around.